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Rather incorrect text in admin guide

From: Michael Graff <explorer(at)flame(dot)org>
To: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Rather incorrect text in admin guide
Date: 2000-12-27 16:09:27
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In the admin guide, under the section "Large Databases" is the
following paragraph:

	Since Postgres allows tables larger than the maximum file size
	on your system, it can be problematic to dump the table to a
	file, since the resulting file will likely be larger than the
	maximum size allowed by your system. As pg_dump writes to the
	standard output, you can just use standard *nix tools to work
	around this possible problem.

This is a generalization of, most likely, a failing in linux.

NetBSD (which I use) will allow file sizes up to 2^64 -- I don't think
anyone has generated a postgresql database that large yet.

You might want to qualify that with "Operating systems which support
64-bit file sizes (such as NetBSD) will have no problem with large
databases" or "some operating systems are limited to 2-gigabyte files
(such as linux)"



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